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Fatties Working Out!

Too Fat To be Seen Exercising? Something I have often heard as a reason for not exercising is that people are too embarrassed of their current body shape to go to the gym, or go out running. This doesn’t just apply to those who are very over weight but is often cited by people who […]

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Circuit Training

Wow! What a killer weekend. I have just finished a very intense training weekend of circuit based training. No less than four different circuit classes on Saturday and nine training classes on Sunday. I am now hurting in places I didn’t know I had, but it has been fantastic. I have had my memory thoroughly […]

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Pilates. A great way to end a busy day.

Just back from my weekly Pilates class, for me it is a great change of pace to the level and type of exercise I normally do. Just slowing down the pace and taking time to reconnect with the smallest of functional movements is really grounding, not to mention relaxing. What may look like a very […]

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Car vs Bike!

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  I’m every bit as guilty as the next person when it comes to making unnecessary use of the car, it’s cold, it’s windy, it’s raining, I’ve got too much stuff to carry etc. but this infographic really sums things up nicely. I think I ought to put a copy of this above the key […]

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New World Health Organisation Guidelines on Sugar

World Health Organization to Issue New Guidance on Sugar Consumption. Back in 2002 the WHO issued a recommendation that calorie intake from sugar, including naturally present sugars in Honey, Fruit Juice and Fruit Concentrates, should not exceed 10%. However the experts now believe that 10% is too high and a target figure for sugar to […]

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High Intensity Training (HIT)

High Intensity Training (HIT) If you have been following news and current affairs programs you will have noticed that the obesity epidemic is a regular topic, as are debates about the best way to deal with it and help people to lose weight. One of the newer ideas is HIT, High Intensity Training or HIIT […]

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Benefits of Fitness Classes

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Benefits of Fitness Classes Group fitness classes consist of physical exercise performed by a group of individuals led by an instructor. This can be presented in a variety of formats and styles, including core conditioning, Pilates, yoga, muscle conditioning, circuit training and boot camp. Your choice of classes will depend on what is available locally, […]

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What are the health risks of obesity?

What are the health risks of obesity? The number of people with obesity in the UK has more than trebled since 1980. Experts now say that the condition is reaching ‘epidemic’ proportions. A person is considered obese if they are very overweight with a high degree of body fat. Some experts believe obesity is responsible […]

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Thoughts on choosing a slimming group.

Thoughts on choosing a slimming group. Slimming clubs are big business and they are set to boom in these times when obesity has become the No 1 public health concern, but do they work? Well for some people and some of the groups the answer is undoubtedly yes, At least in the short term.  I am […]

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About Pilates.

For those of you who have not yet discovered the wonders and benefits of Pilates, the let me explain more. Pilates is primarily a core strengthening technique, it targets the deep postural muscles and in turn, helps to strengthen the spine and the abdominals. But of course, it’s also an over all body work, which aims to […]

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